Thailand's Centara to Manage Boracay's Largest Resort Hotel

Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced that it has been awarded a contract to manage “The Residences at Fairways and Bluewater”, the combined Beach and Golf Resort complex at Boracay in the Philippines, effective from 1 October 2010. Under the contract, signed on September 15 by Centara and New Coast Properties,Inc.(NPI),  a subsidiary of the […]

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Thailand’s Centara to Manage Boracay’s Largest Resort Hotel

Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced that it has been awarded a contract to manage “The Residences at Fairways and Bluewater”, the combined Beach and Golf Resort complex at Boracay in the Philippines, effective from 1 October 2010. Under the contract, signed on September 15 by Centara and New Coast Properties,Inc.(NPI),  a subsidiary of the […]

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Lao PDR's Pakse Airport ready for service

Lao PDR’s Pakse Airport is now ready to offer services to support a range of mid-sized aircraft of about 150 seats thanks to the Thai government which has been providing financial support to its landlocked neighbour, the Lao PDR, in an attempt to expand transportation routes and other related projects. The airport upgrade in the […]

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Lao PDR’s Pakse Airport ready for service

Lao PDR’s Pakse Airport is now ready to offer services to support a range of mid-sized aircraft of about 150 seats thanks to the Thai government which has been providing financial support to its landlocked neighbour, the Lao PDR, in an attempt to expand transportation routes and other related projects. The airport upgrade in the […]

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Sofitel loses Dalat but gains Phnom Penh in Southeast Asia

Just two-and-half years after celebrating the opening of its 300th hotel in Asia, Accor Asia Pacific celebrated earlier in 2010 its 400th property. The group forecasts to pass the 500 hotels mark by 2012. Some brand adjustments have, however, been made. Sofitel Luxury Hotel’s ambition is to become the premier French and European ambassador of […]

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Six Senses Resorts & Spas to set up its first property in Sri Lanka, signs JV with Aitken Spence

Six Senses Resorts & Spas will set up its first property in Sri Lanka in a joint venture with Aitken Spence conglomerate and the Favourite Group. The project, worth USD 35-40 million, will comprise a resort and spa and beach front residential villas on a 10.5-acre plot in Ahungalla, close at an existing Aitken Spence […]

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Power plants create opportunities

HA NOI — Viet Nam will have a large market for domestic equipment manufacturing with the planned development of 70 coal-fired power plants within the next 15 years, according to mechanical engineering experts. Under the national electricity development plan for 2006-15, more than 40 coal-fired power plants with capacity of 600MW or more will be […]

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Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, starts work on its first rail line

Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, starts work on its first rail line HANOI, Vietnam – State media are reporting that Vietnam‘s capital has begun work on its first rail line. The Vietnam News said Monday that the 7.8-mile (12.5-kilometre) line will connect the fast-growing western part of Hanoi with the central train station. It will cost $1 […]

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Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, starts work on its first rail line

Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, starts work on its first rail line HANOI, Vietnam – State media are reporting that Vietnam‘s capital has begun work on its first rail line. The Vietnam News said Monday that the 7.8-mile (12.5-kilometre) line will connect the fast-growing western part of Hanoi with the central train station. It will cost $1 […]

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International Chain Takes Over West Sands

Mai Khao’s West Sands destination resort has entered into a hotel management agreement with Singapore‘s Ariva Hospitality. Industry veterans Cameron Ong (ex Ascott CEO) and Jean-Claude Erne head the new brand which has quickly grown to 8 properties in the region including China and Vietnam. Their development pipeline includes expansion into the Philippines and Middle […]

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